Re: Ossuary with the name of Jesus on it

From: Preston Garrison (
Date: Thu Oct 24 2002 - 02:31:49 EDT

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    >This article reports on an ossuary inscription from 63 AD which mentions
    >Jesus. Not conclusive, but interesting. The URL is long, so copy and
    >paste into your browser
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    The ossuary in question is supposed to be that of "James the son of
    Joseph, the brother of Jesus." In the newspaper account of this, it
    was indicated that the Catholic church maintains that "James, the
    brother of Jesus" means "cousin." Do any of the language experts here
    know if there is any linguistic basis for this claim, or is it just a
    doctrinal necessity?

    Preston G.

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